Let’s help the monarch on Ile Bouchard by planting milkweeds !

Event Details

July 6th, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ile Bouchard, Quebec
Habitat Restoration

Take part in the restoration of Monarch butterfly habitat on Ile Bouchard in the St. Lawrence River and help maintain the ecological integrity of the island by planting milkweed, a necessary species for the survival of Monarch butterflies.

If you’re interested in carpooling with other volunteers (driving, or catching a ride) please click here. Happy travels!

Please email the event contact to join the waiting list.

More Information

About Ile Bouchard

This island of the St. Lawrence River, located in the municipality of Saint-Sulpice, is characterized by old agricultural fields that NCC wants to improve in order to increase biodiversity. It is the habitat to several country birds including the Bank Swallow.

What you will be doing

You will boat over to the island where you will plant Milkweed to help save the Monarch butterfly. Activity will involve walking to site, bending, digging with a trowel, and planting.

Why you will love it

Milkweed leaves are the only source of food for Monarch caterpillars and their flowers provide nectar to Monarch butterflies. You will spend the day helping conserve habitat for this endangered butterfly.


Contact Valérie Aubin: Valerie.aubin@conservationdelanature.ca

Please Note

The outing is limited to 15 participants due to the capacity of the boats. The outing is open to people over the age of 12. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
In case of rain, the event will be postponed to Sunday July 7.
The meeting point is in Saint-Sulpice. Details will be provided to registrants prior to the event.
Ticks could be present in the island.

Moderate fitness level required
No toilets on site
Carpooling can be arranged
All tools will be provided by NCC
Item Checklist

While we do our best to provide you with the tools you need to participate, please bring the following items if you have them:

  • Closed-toe footwear
  • Long pants
  • Long shirt
  • Layers of clothing (light sweater and jacket)
  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Personal flotation device
  • 1 Litre of water in a reusable bottle
  • Lunch
  • Any necessary medication
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray